“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."

Sunday, August 06, 2017

It Is Time to Appoint a Special Prosecutor for The Democratic Party - (I Am Not Kidding)

Corruption Scandals Are Piling Up for Democrats

Incidences of dirty politics on every level overwhelm

Opinion - Observer

Former DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Andrew Burton/Getty Images

Former DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz was pulled into yet another scandal when on July 25 former IT aide Imran Awan was detained while attempting to flee the country and charged with bank fraud for wiring nearly $300,000 to Pakistan ahead of his planned escape. Imran Awan, who was employed by Wasserman Schultz until his arrest, is under criminal investigation for “wide-range equipment and data theft.” He reportedly tried to destroy hard drives confiscated by the FBI. Though the investigation began in February, Wasserman Schultz only recently granted U.S. Capitol Police access to a laptop Awan hid in a crevice of a congressional office building. The case is one of many scandals that have engulfed the Democratic Party.

In Pennsylvania, Democratic Mayor of Allentown Ed Pawlowski and former Democratic Mayor of Reading Vaughn Spencer, along with three others, were indicted by the FBI on July 26 for a pay-to-play scheme. Earlier this year in Pennsylvania, Philadelphia’s District Attorney Seth Williams, a Democrat, decided not to run for re-election because he currently faces an FBI probe into $160,000 of gifts he failed to report.

Democratic Congressman Robert Brady, who represents Pennsylvania’s first congressional district, is under FBI investigation for paying a primary challenger to drop out of the race in 2012. Brady, one of the longest serving Democrats in Congress, is the latest Democratic congressman to come under FBI scrutiny. Last year, Democratic Congressman Chaka Fattah was convicted and sentenced to prison for corruption charges. Fattah had been in office since 1995.

Seattle Democratic Mayor Ed Murray isn’t running for re-election this year due to a sex abuse scandal he is implicated in.

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) is plagued by corruption and inefficiency. It currently faces an ongoing class action lawsuit filed by Sen. Bernie Sanders‘ supporters for rigging the primaries in favor of Hillary Clinton. Another class action lawsuit was filed earlier this year on behalf of Clinton campaign field organizers who weren’t paid overtime, despite the Democratic National Convention Committee handing out $1 million in bonuses.

In May 2017, former Democratic Congresswoman Corinne Brown was convicted on several charges related to a fraudulent charity. She had served in Congress since 1993. The Florida Democratic Party chair race in January 2017 was rife with scandal: Billionaire donor Stephen Bittel broke the party’s rules to win the controversial race.

In March 2017, Sen. Bob Menendez exhausted all his appeals to avoid facing trial for bribery charges. The trial is set to begin in September.

Chicago Democratic Mayor Rahm Emanuel is hoping that early fundraising will save his bid for re-election in 2019. He will likely face staunch opposition due to his office being plagued by scandal, most notably a cover-up of police shooting unarmed black teenager Laquan McDonald in 2015. His largest labor union backer, John Coli Sr., was recently indicted on extortion charges.

In New York, Former Democratic Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver managed to get his corruption conviction overturned this month, but the U.S. District Attorney Office for the Southern District of New York is retrying the case. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, whose former aides were charged with corruption last year, is in damage control over an MTA State of Emergency in New York City. The New York Daily News reported earlier this month that Cuomo diverted funds meant for MTA repairs to boost his “pet projects.” In May 2017, former New York Democratic Congressman Anthony Weiner plead guilty in an underage sexting case.

In California, the California Democratic Party Compliance Review Commission found that over 300 votes cast in the election for California Democratic Party chair posed problems in their potential legitimacy. The election was decided by 62 votes. Last weekend, the commission invalidated 25 votes for Eric Bauman, the winner, and 22 for Kimberly Ellis, who lost the election, but Ellis noted its overt bias for Bauman, the party establishment’s choice for the position. Ellis has indicated that a lawsuit will likely have to be filed to hold the party accountable.
In May 2017, the California Democratic Party paid a small fine over allegations that it laundered big oil money to Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown’s 2014 re-election campaign. A watchdog organization noted the small fine was the result of lax campaign finance laws that demand irrefutable evidence of a quid pro quo, but that’s now how political corruption works anymore. “When pundits moan about ‘no smoking gun’ and ‘no quid pro quo,’ they must be referring to some cartoon definition of corruption, as if it involved an envelope stuffed with dead presidents, handed over to some grubby-fingered hack in the backroom of a greasy tavern with a tired Kiefer Sutherland doing the voice-over,” wrote John Kass in an August 2016 op-ed for the Chicago Tribune. “But people with governments and nations in the palms of their hands don’t deal that way.”

The Democratic Party focuses on anti-Trump rhetoric but largely ignores the corruption among its members. While party leaders fend off progressives’ calls for reform, the current Democrats in office serve as walking examples of why accountability is needed. As voters become privy to the party’s incessant scandals, they become apathetic and disenfranchised.


  1. Yo Donald, What do you have to lose?

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    1. The Democratic National Committee (DNC) is plagued by corruption and inefficiency. It currently faces an ongoing class action lawsuit filed by Sen. Bernie Sanders‘ supporters for rigging the primaries in favor of Hillary Clinton.

      heh Heh HEH !

      That's what I call hilarious !

    2. Meanwhile Bernie's wife is fighting a fraud investigation/charge.

  3. On another matter, what is up with The Puke Brothers, Hugh Hewitt and Crystal Bill?

    Hewitt always sees himself as the smartest person in the room and is never right.

    Crystal Bill is a starched fart. These "two has been / never were" RINO's have never been right on anything. Remember the great prognosticator's hardly read book, "Paint the Map Red". The ink was hardly dry before the GOP collapsed. Crystal is so full of shit on everything.

    They did find their station in life, MSNBC. 'Nuff said.

  4. It is ironic and laughable that the Russian RT has more credibility than the entire US left wing Conga Line.

    Fire in the hole!

  5. The RNC needs to watch that video, unless the stand up guys with Rino backbones, fear being charged with colluding with Russian TV.

  6. Debbie Wasserman Schultz needs a face lift.


    On Saturday, Bush drew attention to the recent arrest of an information technology staffer who worked for U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Weston, and several other House Dems — including Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Boca Raton.

    “The incompetence and terrible judgment displayed by Debbie Wasserman Schultz and House Democrats is jarring,” Bush tweeted.

    He added a link to a Wall Street Journal column that says the arrest of Imran Awan and investigation of four other IT staffers is “a tale of massive government incompetence that seemingly allowed a family of accused swindlers to bilk federal taxpayers out of millions and even put national secrets at risk. In a more accountable world, House Democrats would be forced to step down.”

  8. The American Center for Law & Justice is a politically conservative, Christian-based social activism organization in the United States.

    We have just obtained hundreds of pages in our ongoing investigation and federal lawsuit on former Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s tarmac meeting with former President Bill Clinton while the Department of Justice (DOJ) and FBI had an ongoing criminal investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails. The results are shocking.

    First, the Comey FBI lied to us. Last July, we sent FOIA requests to both the Comey FBI and the Lynch DOJ asking for any documents related to the Clinton Lynch plane meeting. The FBI, under the then directorship of James Comey, replied that “No records responsive to your request were located.”

    The documents we received today from the Department of Justice include several emails from the FBI to DOJ officials concerning the meeting. One with the subject line “FLAG” was correspondence between FBI officials (Richard Quinn, FBI Media/Investigative Publicity, and Michael Kortan) and DOJ officials concerning “flag[ing] a story . . . about a casual, unscheduled meeting between former president Bill Clinton and the AG.” The DOJ official instructs the FBI to “let me know if you get any questions about this” and provides “[o]ur talkers [DOJ talking points] on this”. The talking points, however are redacted.

    Another email to the FBI contains the subject line “security details coordinate between Loretta Lynch/Bill Clinton?”

    On July 1, 2016 – just days before our FOIA request – a DOJ email chain under the subject line, “FBI just called,” indicates that the “FBI . . . is looking for guidance” in responding to media inquiries about news reports that the FBI had prevented the press from taking pictures of the Clinton Lynch meeting. The discussion then went off email to several phone calls (of which we are not able to obtain records). An hour later, Carolyn Pokomy of the Office of the Attorney General stated, “I will let Rybicki know.” Jim Rybicki was the Chief of Staff and Senior Counselor to FBI Director Jim Comey. The information that was to be provided to Rybicki is redacted.



    1. {...}

      Also of note several of the documents contain redactions that are requested “per FBI.”

      It is clear that there were multiple records within the FBI responsive to our request and that discussions regarding the surreptitious meeting between then AG Lynch and the husband of the subject of an ongoing FBI criminal investigation reached the highest levels of the FBI.

      However, on October 21, 2016, the Comey FBI replied to our legal demands that “No records responsive to your request were located.” This is in direct contravention to the law, and we are preparing further legal action to force the FBI to come clean and turn over ALL documents related to this matter to us in a timely manner.

      Second, the hundreds of pages of (heavily redacted – more on that below) documents paint a clear picture of a DOJ in crisis mode as the news broke of Attorney General Lynch’s meeting with former President Clinton. In fact, the records appear to indicate that the Attorney General’s spin team immediately began preparing talking points for the Attorney General regarding the meeting BEFORE ever speaking with the AG about the matter.

      Third, there is clear evidence that the main stream media was colluding with the DOJ to bury the story. A Washington Post reporter, speaking of the Clinton Lynch meeting story, said, “I’m hoping I can put it to rest .” The same Washington Post reporter, interacting with the DOJ spin team, implemented specific DOJ requests to change his story to make the Attorney General appear in a more favorable light. A New York Times reporter apologetically told the Obama DOJ that he was being “pressed into service” to have to cover the story. As the story was breaking, DOJ press officials stated, “I also talked to the ABC producer, who noted that they aren’t interested, even if Fox runs with it.”

      Two days after the meeting, DOJ officials in a chain of emails that includes emails to Attorney General Lynch herself stated that the media coverage of the meeting “looks like all or most are FOX” and that “CBS . . . just says a few lines about the meeting.”

      Fourth, DOJ bureaucrats have redacted all the talking points, discussions of talking points, a statement on the meeting that was apparently never delivered because there was not enough media coverage on the meeting, and its substantive discussions with the FBI on the matter. They absurdly claim the “deliberative process exemption” to FOIA, which is only supposed to apply to agency rulemaking processes.

      Discussions about Attorney General Lynch’s ethically questionable meeting with former President Clinton during her investigation into Hillary Clinton clearly has nothing to do with any rule making process. We will be taking these redactions back to federal court. The law is on our side. We will keep pressing on with our investigation of former Attorney General Lynch until we get to the bottom of this.

      We will also keep you informed as our litigation continues.

  9. Surely there is an RRPL {Real Republican Prick Lawyer) out there that will be as just and as independent as well as fair-minded as bOb Mueller.

    Appoint him as a Special Prosecutor and turn him loose on the Democrats, High ranking civil servants in all agencies, their confederates in the press and other media and crooked Democrats in Congress and let's get it on. Better now than later.

    1. .


      There may be enough out there to appoint a special prosecutor for Shultz and/or Lynch for collusion or in Shultz' case something else. To suggest a special prosecutor for Democratic Party is nutz. It's reaching the Edogan/Maduro level.

      A good proportion of the politicians in this country (Dems and Republican) are corrupt to one degree or the other. Most of the rest of them push it right to the edge if they don't go over. If you started appointing special prosecutor's to investigate politicians by party affiliation, there wouldn't be enough lawyers in the country to handle it all and that's saying a lot. Also, you would seriously deplete the workforce in the country because everyone would part of a grand jury.

      Scanning through the article above it looked like in most if not all of the examples the perp not only had been identified but was also under investigation or already indicted.


  10. Putin better rethink the bare chest gig. I have ten years on, look twice as good and you could not pay me to undress like I'm 30.

  11. NY POST

    Jeff Sessions is finally on Trump's good side

    Jeff Sessions is finally on Trump’s good side
    “Beleaguered” Attorney General Jeff Sessions is officially out of the Trump doghouse.

    Breaking a string of social media rebukes against Sessions, praising his AG for getting tough on White House leaks.

    “After many years of LEAKS going on in Washington, it is great to see the A.G. taking action! For National Security, the tougher the ­better!’’

    In a Friday press conference, Sessions vowed to chase down government leakers, and to pressure reporters to give up their sources, possibly by issuing subpoenas demanding source names.

    In past weeks, Trump has waged a social media campaign against Sessions, an early campaign supporter who was the first sitting senator to extend his endorsement.

    Trump said in an interview that had he known Sessions would recuse himself in the Russian collusion investigation, he would never have nominated him. And in tweets, Trump called Sessions his “beleaguered AG.”

    Things got so tense, Sessions tendered his resignation — but it was rejected by Trump.

  12. Venezuela crushes small anti-Maduro uprising at military base
    by Reuters

    Sunday, 6 August 2017 16:31 GMT
    (Changes dateline and byline, adds Valencia street protests and armed forces statement)

    By Girish Gupta and Alexandra Ulmer

    VALENCIA/CARACAS, Venezuela, Aug 6 (Reuters) - Venezuelan authorities suppressed a small rebellion at a military base near the city of Valencia on Sunday, arresting seven men who they say participated in a "terrorist attack" against the government of unpopular leftist President Nicolas Maduro.

    Earlier on Sunday a video circulated on social media showing a group of men in military uniform announcing an uprising in the wake of the creation of a pro-government legislative superbody on Friday, which was widely condemned as a power grab.

    Hundreds took to the streets in Valencia to support the uprising, said resident Carolina Herrera, who like other witnesses reported shots through the night.

    But hooded protesters had been largely dispelled with tear gas by midday on Sunday, and the rest of the South American country of 30 million appeared to be calm.

    Still, the episode highlights how volatile Venezuela is after four months of sustained anti-government protests over what foes call a lurch into dictatorship in the midst of a bruising economic crisis.

    Venezuela's armed forces issued a statement calling the rebellion an ill-fated "propaganda show" aimed at destabilizing the country and reaffirmed their allegiance to Maduro.

    Authorities said the men were mercenaries working for a U.S.-backed opposition to bring down nearly two decades of Socialism in oil-rich Venezuela, raising the specter of a further government crackdown on dissent in coming days.

    "These attacks, planned by delirious minds in Miami, only strengthen the morale of our armed forces and the Bolivarian people," said Socialist Party official Elias Jaua.

    In Sunday's video, a man who identified himself as Juan Carlos Caguaripano, a former National Guard captain, said: "We demand the immediate formation of a transition government." He was flanked by about a dozen men in military uniforms.

    "This is not a coup d'etat," added Caguaripano, who was removed from the National Guard in 2014, according to a document seen by Reuters.

    "This is a civic and military action to re-establish constitutional order," Caguaripano said in the video. "But more than that, it is to save the country from total destruction."

    His apparent bid to spur a national uprising comes six weeks after a rogue policemen attacked key installations in Caracas by helicopter, but also failed to spark a larger movement.


    Oil-rich but economically ailing Venezuela has a long history of instability. Maduro's mentor, the late Hugo Chavez, started his political career with a 1992 coup attempt, for which he served time in jail before winning the presidency six years later.

    Venezuelans view the armed forces as the key power broker in their country, and opposition leaders have repeatedly exhorted the military to break with Maduro over what they call his erosion of democracy and brutality toward demonstrators.

    But the top brass continues to publicly profess loyalty to his government. Critics say juicy government contracts, corruption, and contraband mean many military officials want Maduro to stay in office and fear persecution should the opposition take power.

    Discontent is higher among lower-tier officials, who are often sent to control rowdy protests and are paid just a few dozen U.S. dollars a month.........

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  14. Dershowitz on Moby Dick (Trump) Mueller, DC Juries, Race, Reality, and Maxine Waters.

  15. UAW accuses Nissan of worker intimidation.

    Nissan employees overwhelmingly voted against UAW representation at the Nissan plant in Canton, MS recently.

    The UAW has filed a complaint with the Labor Board accusing Nissan of worker intimidation. I personally find it discussing that those little Japanese men would resort to what some would call Union tactics to get such a victory.
    Those Japs are such thugs.

  16. True hell is coming fast now in Venezuela -


    A. Barton Hinkle column: Venezuela descends into predictable dictatorship

    Venezuela’s experiment in socialism is ending badly: Bolivarian National Guards fire rubber bullets as they advance toward anti-government demonstrators in Caracas on July 28.
    The Associated Press

    A thousand gleeful obituaries have been written for “Kansas’ failed experiment” with Gov. Sam Brownback’s tax cuts. But if Kansas’ economy provides a cautionary tale for supply-siders on the right, then Venezuela provides an even more stark warning for socialist sympathizers on the left.

    Last weekend, president Nicolas Maduro used a sham election to consolidate power, and by Tuesday armed thugs were rounding up opposition leaders. This is the all but inevitable outcome of the Venezuelan government’s economic policies, which have driven the richest nation in Latin America — a country with more oil than Saudi Arabia — into shocking destitution.

    Basic necessities such as diapers, toilet paper, and toothpaste have become rare luxuries. Infant mortality has skyrocketed, and is now higher in Venezuela than in Syria. Inflation has reached an annual rate of 700 percent. The government has responded by “scrambling to print new bills fast enough to keep up with the torrid pace of price increases,” as Bloomberg noted a year ago, which of course has only made the problem worse.

    As have price controls. “The government sets price caps on some basic food items, such as pasta, rice and flour,” The Washington Post reported last month. “But those items can usually be obtained only by standing in lines for hours or by signing up to receive a subsidized monthly grocery box from the government with enough to feed a family of five for about a week. ... The proportion of Venezuelan families in poverty has soared from 48 percent to 82 percent. ... Fifty-two percent of families live in extreme poverty ... and about 31 percent survive on two meals per day at most.”

    Defenders of the government blame falling oil prices. Funny thing, though: While many nations depend on oil revenue, only Venezuela has sunk to such depths. Maybe the problem lies elsewhere.

    And make no mistake: Venezuela’s government has had not just defenders, but outright cheerleaders. We’re not talking about just the usual Hollywood idiots like Sean Penn and Michael Moore, who praised Venezuela for providing “free health & education 4 all.”

    Supposedly serious people, from “Shock Doctrine” author Naomi Klein and leftist heartthrob Jeremy Corbyn to Democratic Rep. Jose Serrano, also sang its praises — although they have fallen conspicuously silent of late. Not so for others: On Tuesday “Red” Ken Livingtstone, a former mayor of London, blamed the country’s current problems on one simple fact: “Hugo Chávez did not execute the establishment elite.”

    It may come to that, if popular unrest continues and Maduro grows even more desperate.


    Venezuela’s descent into socialist hell was entirely predictable. Friedrich Hayek predicted it three-quarters of a century ago, in “The Road to Serfdom.” And Darío Paya, former Chilean ambassador to the Organization of American States, succinctly described the metastasis of economic dictatorship to complete dictatorship just about a year ago:........

    1. Bob didn't predict it three-quarters of a century ago, but Bob has been on it for longer than a year.

  17. The Violent Left And The Anti-Democratic Nature Of Antifa
    JOHN SEXTONPosted at 6:31 pm on August 6, 2017

    The Atlantic published an interesting piece a few days ago titled “The Rise of the Violent Left.” The focus of the piece is the gathering support for Antifa movements across the country but especially in the northwest. Author Peter Beinart spends a lot of time walking readers through some the recent clashes that have involved Antifa: the cancellation of Portland’s annual Rose Festival, the shutting down of a speech by Milo Yiannopoulis at Berkeley, etc.

    All of this will be familiar to Hot Air readers, but Beinart goes on to make an interesting point about the nature of these protests. Since Antifa members are mostly anarchists who believe in taking things into their own hands, they are necessarily stepping into territory reserved for democratically elected governments:

    What’s eroding in Portland is the quality Max Weber considered essential to a functioning state: a monopoly on legitimate violence. As members of a largely anarchist movement, antifascists don’t want the government to stop white supremacists from gathering. They want to do so themselves, rendering the government impotent…

    Antifa believes it is pursuing the opposite of authoritarianism. Many of its activists oppose the very notion of a centralized state. But in the name of protecting the vulnerable, antifascists have granted themselves the authority to decide which Americans may publicly assemble and which may not. That authority rests on no democratic foundation. Unlike the politicians they revile, the men and women of antifa cannot be voted out of office. Generally, they don’t even disclose their names...........

    1. antifascists have granted themselves the authority to decide which Americans may publicly assemble and which may not

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  19. Hmmm.....I've decided Rosenstein is great at flipping words around -

    Video: AG Office Reigning In A Mueller Fishing Expedition?
    JAZZ SHAWPosted at 8:01 pm on August 6, 2017

    Earlier today, Allahpundit looked at the scenario where Mueller has been setting up a Grand Jury situation where he could engineer all manner of mischief since they are allowed to “report on their findings even absent an indictment.” More than a few observers have been wondering if this entire Grand Jury excursion is turning into something of a fishing expedition and whether or not it might wind up being a huge bag of feed for the media circus even if nothing of substance comes of it.

    SEE ALSO: The violent left and the anti-democratic nature of antifa

    That seems to be on the minds of the folks at the Attorney General’s office. Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein seemed to be throwing some cold water on those expectations today. In an interview with Chris Wallace he pretty much laid down the law and said that if Mueller was heading off into uncharted waters outside the realm of the Russia, Russia, Russia tales he was asked to investigate, he’d need to come back the Justice Department and check in with them first. (Washington Examiner)

    Video: AG office reigning in a Mueller fishing expedition?

    If special counsel Robert Mueller finds any crime outside the scope of the federal investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, then he’ll have to seek permission, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said Sunday.

    “Bob Mueller understands and I understand the specific scope of the investigation, and so no, it’s not a fishing expedition,” he told host Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday.”

    Rosenstein appointed Mueller to oversee the federal Russia probe, which includes a search for possible collusion with the Trump campaign, back in May after President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey. Because Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from the case, Rosenstein ultimately was given the power to hire, and fire if he has good reason, Mueller.

    It has been reported that Mueller’s investigation has expanded to look at the finances of Trump and his associates, giving rise to concerns that Mueller could make it the focus of the probe. Rosenstein seemed to dismiss this issue.
    Here’s part of the video from that. Decide for yourself what Rosenstein is actually saying here.

    I think this boils down to a case of balancing technicalities against public perception. In more “normal” times, it would be expected that a special investigation such as this would be restricted to the subject matter at hand. In light of that, if Sessions or Rosenstein called a meeting with Mueller and reminded him to keep his nets in the pond he was assigned, not much more would come of it. But we’ve lived to see interesting times where most of the traditional rules don’t apply. If Mueller gets “pulled” off of some line of investigation not directly related to the Russiagate activities, every Democrat on the Hill and all of their media allies will immediately be talking about yet another round of “obstruction of justice” and Maxine Waters will have to cancel everything on her calendar for another round of CNN and MSNBC appearances to once again call for Trump’s impeachment.

    The actual findings of the investigation in this wild ride may not wind up being what matters. Even if no charges can be filed, this could turn out to be a complete treasure trove for Trump’s opponents. And if the investigation is steered away from any non-Russia material and back to the original charter, it’s a cover-up in the minds of those who want to find one. Ditto if Mueller winds up being fired. It’s pretty much a win-win for the Democrats at this point, so kudos to them for setting the trap this well.

    1. that goes to show you the level of sophistication of hotair - "reign in" riiiight. misspelled and misused throughout the article.

    2. Language evolves, Ash, you are so young, and so behind the times.

      In the place the phrase “rein in” should be used, “reign in” is actually used 50% or more often in the real world of the English language.

      You need to be rained on.

    3. If Ash wants to speak and write a frozen language let him speak and write French.

      It's the glory of English that it changes, takes in words from everywhere, creatively mutates.....

    4. Video: AG office reining in a Mueller fishing expedition?

      JAZZ SHAW Aug 06, 2017 8:01 PM
      TOP PICK

      He’ll need to check in before going beyond his mandate

      Spell it any way you want, what's so wrong about inconsistency ?

      Do I contradict myself ? Very well then I contradict myself. I am large, I contain multitudes.

      Walt Whitman

  20. Picture of Extraterrestrial High Sign - if you haven't seen that sign in the flesh you haven't lived -

    Dream Job Identified: Defending Earth From Space Aliens For NASA
    JAZZ SHAWPosted at 5:01 pm on August 6, 2017

  21. .

    The way the process is supposed to work is that nothing Mueller comes up with is released to the public. It all goes through DOJ. Mueller turns it over to the AG or in this case the Assistant AG. DOJ decides what to do with it.

    That said, if there is some egregious criminal activity unearthed no matter what the nature whether tied to Russia or not, I doubt they would just ignore it.


    1. You are most likely correct.

      Meanwhile, The Real Criminal, Crooked Hillary, continues to skate.

    2. "What a great country. Guilty as hell, free as a bird"

    3. Grand Juries Suck.

      Secrecy, no right of the defense to present evidence.....

      Unfortunately I think they are mentioned in the Constitution.

      And Mueller of course picks Washington, D.C. where Trump got 4% of the vote as the jury pool.

      Out this way, in State courts, we use a preliminary hearing, where the defense gets to present its evidence, to determine if sufficient evidence exists to go to a full trial, with a Judge making the determination.

    4. Grand Juries Suck, unless it is the other guy's ox that is getting gored.


  22. Can anyone instruct poor ol' computer illiterate Bob how to synchronize the mouth movement with the speech coming from the folks Fox, MSNBC, CNN, etc ?

    The lips move for 3 seconds or so before the speech arrives.

    This started some weeks ago I don't know how and it is becoming irritating.

    Thank you.

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    2. Think I was wrong:

      This worked for this Limey running Windows 10:

      Solution – For the Time Being

      As only Realtek audio devices seem to be affected a workaround/solution requires a secondary audio device which is used in place of the built-in audio. A quick search showed that external USB audio devices are cheap and easily available. Apparently they are standardized in the USB specifications so that all relevant operating systems support them without requiring additional drivers.

      I ordered the Ugreen USB external sound adaptor for 7.99 € – to verify my hypothesis, but also to be able to enjoy a movie again.

      Setup is more than simple: plug the USB end into your computer and your headphones into the 3.5 mm jack. Then bring up the Sound dialog and make the new device the default.

      That fixed the audio/video delays for me – for the time being. I hope Microsoft/Realtek get their act together and fix this issue in the upcoming Creator’s Update.

    3. Put this in google and you might find something else:

      "audio and video out of sync when streaming online"

    4. Guess Helge Klein is a Kraut.

    5. Click on "Best Answer" here:

      For a bunch of people it's a problem with a newer version of Flash.

  23. Twilight in Truckee

    1. Wow !

      Things are rockin' in Truckee !!

    2. Twilight was nice with the Sierras in silhouette.

      Thank goodness for spellcheck on that one.